Advisory Board

James L. Jones, Jr.

Dirt Divers CRM
Owner, Project Manager

James L. Jones, Jr. is  an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. He has tribal connections to the three northern Minnesota Chippewa Communities, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, White Earth Band of Ojibwe, and the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians. Jim is into his 34th year of Indigenous Cultural Resource Ceremonies. He has worked twenty-two years with the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council as their Cultural Resource Director. This work included knowing and understanding Historic Preservation Laws and with Minnesota State Laws.

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Roland Hill

Red Lake Incorporated
Board President

Roland Hill’s network stretches over several Tribes, regions and industries, including, real estate, gaming, energy, insurance, automotive, non-profit, education, outdoors and philanthropic Currently Roland is a Tribal Liaison for Avery Technical Resources/Workrise. As a proud member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, he spends ample time within the Red Lake Nation Community and is Board President for Red Lake Incorporated.

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Martin Jennings

Northwest Indian Community Development Center
Executive Director

Martin Jennings is an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Northern MN. He has nearly four decades of service to Indian Country through a variety of positions held with Tribal governments, Foundations and nonprofits. Most of his time has been spent in the economic/community development field where Martin oversaw: planning, development, construction, and management of various social/economic programs and businesses.

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José L. Pérez

Hispanics In Energy
Co-Founder, President & CEO

José L. Pérez is co-founder, President and CEO of Hispanics In Energy (HIE), a national non-profit organization since 2012 designed to drive Hispanic inclusion in America’s all the above energy’s three-trillion dollar industry. HIE has convened energy policy forums in Washington D.C., Illinois, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Minnesota, Ohio, Washington D.C., Arizona, and California.

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Robert Abramoski

FDL Star Construction

Matt Gordon

Gordon Construction
Vice President

Eugene McArthur

Tribal and Community Liaison

Josh Whitebird

Whitebird Services